The government aims to build auto scrapping facilities within 150 km of metropolitan centers.


New Delhi: On Saturday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said his goal was to set up at least one auto scrap plant within 150 kilometers of each city center, saying the country had the potential to become a regional vehicle scrapping centre.

Gadkari said the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy is a crucial measure in India’s transport and sustainability sectors as it will enable the phased retirement of obsolete and unfit vehicles and the gradual introduction of new less polluting vehicles. .

“My objective is to build a car waste collection center less than 150 kilometers from all city centers,” said the Minister of Road Transport and Roads. Gadkari said the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has developed the vehicle scrapping policy to allow all kinds and sizes of investors to come and set up scrapping centers.
“We can build many authorized collection stations of vehicle scrapping units in a city, which will have the right to collect a vehicle and give certificates of deposit,” he said.

In August last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy, saying it would help phase out unclean and polluting automobiles while promoting a circular economy. He also said that the material recycling business employs 4 crores of people directly and indirectly, with the number expected to rise to 5 crores by 2025.

“India has the potential to become a car scrapping hub for the entire South Asian region,” Gadkari said at the event on Friday. We can import a large number of vintage automobiles for scrap in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. a challenge.

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